Schön, dass du hier bist. Nice to meet you.

I'm Maria, a German-American travel, food, and portrait photographer based in Berlin.

I speak both English and German fluently. For over ten years, I have been working as a photographer specializing in editorials, books, corporate photography and social media content. I enjoy finding a unique angle to every story, brand, or personality. 

In 2020, I celebrated my author debut with my German travel cookbook, Eating with Africa ©DK Verlag. 

Growing up with alternative-thinking parents, we traveled the world until I was 16, never living in one place longer than two years. My childhood taught me to adapt, think outside the box, and be creative. I studied journalism and media communication in my early twenties but realized that photography was what I loved doing most. Currently, alongside my career as a professional photographer, I am learning everything about food and regenerative farming for my next cookbook  The Diary of Food

I believe we are all much more capable than we think, that the journey and not the achievement is what brings happiness and that everything is "figureoutable."

 I WOULD LOVE TO TELL YOUR STORY. 



What I do

Food and Travel
Wine and Travel
Wine stories have been around for a long time...I try to do it differently.
Reportage and Travel
I go the extra mile.
Corporate Photography
Portrait Photography
Social Media Content
Food and Drinks
I specialize in natural light and on-location shoots.
Cookbooks
Eating with Africa
My African travel Cookbook.

References 

Helgard Below
DER FEINSCHMECKER & FOODIE

"Nur wenige Fotograf*innen beherrschen die Food-, Porträt- und Reisefotografie … so perfekt wie Maria. … Mit ihrer Fähigkeit, sich schnell auf Menschen und Situationen einzustellen, kommen zudem Leichtigkeit und Lebendigkeit in ihre Fotos." 

Peter Hossli
NZZ am Sonntag 

"Maria Schiffer ist eine leidenschaftliche Fotografin. Sie beobachtet genau und lichtet Menschen in ihrer ganzen Menschlichkeit ab. Marias Arbeit «Eating with Africa» ist aus meiner Sicht eines der spannendsten und vielfältigsten journalistischen Projekte der letzten Jahre. " 

Anne Stolba
BRIGITTE MOM & BE GREEN

"Marias Bilder sind immer auf den Punkt; kreativ, mitfühlend und liebevoll.

Clients

Magazines / Publishing Houses

Der Spiegel; Geo Saison; Der Feinschmecker; Stern; MERIAN ; DK Verlag, Südwest Verlag, Süddeutsche Zeitung; BRIGITTE;
 BRIGITTE Mom; BRIGITTE Wir; BEEF; Emotion; MAX;  Lufthansa Magazine; Swiss Board Magazine; Gruner & Jahr Corporate Editors; NOW / otto group; Chancen / KfW Bank; Werte / Deutsche Bank; SonntagsBlick; Robb Report; FOODIE; DVZ Magazine

Brands / Companies / Agencies

Franken Pommery; BRLO Craft Beer;  HAWO GmbH; BRUNATA; bp content; Stories, Drama for Brands; PlusDental; ZUVA; Baby Box and Family; Yoga Barn; Weingut Karl Heinz Gaul; Natural Mojo

Blogs, People, Personalities 

www.madhaviguemoes.de;
www.blogboheme.de;
www.naturallygood.de;
www.elenalustigyoga.com;
www.christianevonhardenberg.de;
www.yesyouare.com

Eating with Africa

"Eating with Africa" is an African travel cookbook. It's my culinary journey through 10 African countries and a collection of 50 personal recipes and stories. The book is available in all German-speaking countries. 

Awards

Awarded 3rd place in the international cuisine category at the German Cookbook Award 2020.

Awarded the Gourmand Award Best in the World 2021.

© DK Verlag

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Watch the Trailer of Eating with Africa, featured on the Frankfurter Buchmesse, 2020.

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